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but i'm just excited to go and show everyone what i can do. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00. a little drizzle, a little rain won't be around long. >> no. sleep in another hour or so you may miss it. in fact, this cold front dying as it moves through the bay area right now. you can see it outside and sliding on through. a lot of clouds out there right now but most of that just some low clouds and the system begins to fall apart. hi-def doppler radar showing you, yeah, we're not seeing any true rainfall out there although the roads are slick. we have seen some drizzle early on this morning. in fact, you can see some of that on the lens there as we look toward sfo. that is going to start to clear out throughout the middle of the morning. 40s and some 50s right now. by the afternoon some wind- swept skies, breezy at the
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coast 50s. mid-60s inland. much warmer weather on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. we have some breaking news in the east bay affecting traffic right now in fremont. crews are doing some traffic control in the area right around mission boulevard in sullivan underpass. two-alarm fire still burning and again crews are on scene directing traffic around the area. bay bridge toll plaza, overnight roadwork is cleared. now you are good to go into the city from oakland. never caused much of a delay anyway but it was approaching midspan incline out to midspan on westbound 80. and same thing up and down the nimitz. we had that overnight roadwork. now we're at 5:01. everything should be cleared. as you can see, those taillights moving northbound still look great all the way past high street into your downtown oakland exits. all of your east bay drive times actually still in the clear including the eastshore freeway. so far no delay through berkeley and right now bart is on time. and on a regular schedule. that's your latest "kcbs
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traffic." back to you guys. new video from hong kong shows some passengers being carried off a flight from san francisco. severe turbulence tossed those passengers around causing several people to get injured on board that flight. anne makovec covering this story now from sfo where the flight originated on monday. >> reporter: we have all experienced turbulence aboard flights but this is way beyond the kind that just makes you a little bit nauseous. it left monday here from sfo headed to hong kong and the turbulence started over japan eight hours into the flight. all told 12 passengers and crew were injured, eight went to the hospital in hong kong. a flight attendant appeared to be the most seriously hurt with a neck injury. passengers described the plane plummeted turning sideways and violently shaking. you can see from these photos that were tweeted out the mess left in the plane once it landed. people talking about the bins flying open and luggage strewn in the aisles. we spoke with one man who was on board. he lives in india but does
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business in the bay area and he says that turbulence was terrifying. he thought he was going to die. >> extremely scary because it was throwing you up and downside ways. quite a few people in front of me were thrown up from the seats. a few of them even hit the ceiling of the aircraft. we had a couple of the baggage bins opening up and the bags flying out. >> reporter: and it was a boeing 747. this incident is all under investigation right now by the japan transport safety board. live at sfo, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> there were 21 crew members aboard and 321 passengers on that flight. developing right now in ukraine, anti-government protestors have built a barricade around their camp to keep police out. but there were clashes between the large group and officers earlier today. that follows yesterday's bloody battle where at least 25 people were killed. kpix 5's cate caugiran is
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following the developments from our newsroom. cate, that deadly clash is drawing sharp criticism from the white house. >> reporter: michelle, not just the u.s. but also the european union. they are calling for sanctions against ukraine to curb the violence which is the worst the country has seen since the former soviet union became independent. it's another day of violence in kiev after overnight talks between protestors and the government failed to tend the fighting. security forces raided the protestors' campsite yesterday using tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons. protestors responded with rocks and molotov cocktails. the two sides clashed violently over the future of ukraine. >> this is a direct consequence of u.s.-russian relations both competing for a sphere of influence and also souring in terms of relations. >> reporter: the protests began in november when ukranian president viktor yanukovych rejected a plan to work with the european union in favor of
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a $15 billion bailout from russia. >> we continue to condemn street violence and excessive use of force by either side. force will not resolve the crisis. >> reporter: but this morning, president yanukovych said the protestors were wrong to take up arms. opposition leaders say they will continue to defend their base in independence square. the state department has been closely monitoring the situation. yesterday, vice president joe biden called ukraine's president urging him to end the violence. live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> the u.s. state department has issued a travel alert to americans visiting ukraine to maintain a low profile and to remain indoors at night while clashes continue. 5:05. a memorial service planned for monday for two chp officers killed in the line of duty on monday. the memorial for 34-year-old brian law and 33-year-old juan gonzalez will be monday morning at 10:00 at the save mart center in fresno. they were killed when their car
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swerved to miss an accident victim on highway 99 and crashed. some richard people want to replace the man in charge of the housing authority saying maintenance is lacking in some of the projects including some that are infested with bugs and rodents. one man says the situation is so bad, he has to store his food here in a grocery cart in his living room just to keep the critics away. a woman says she is often attacked by bedbugs. >> i have had to go to the doctor twice where i have had bedbug bites. >> tenants packed the city council meeting last night to tell their horror stories. the head of the housing authority tim jones apologized for lingering problems but said his department is now on the right track. the fbi is looking for this man. they are calling him the valentine's bandied. that's when he hit this bank -- bandit. that is when he hit the bank of the west in burlingame and millbrae last month. as you can see in that heist, he showed a gun. call the fbi if you know who he
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is. a man suspected in a shooting outside a san leandro mall over the holidays has been arrested in texas. police say two men got into a fight in the parking lot and one of them a 25-year-old oakland man started shooting. detectives tracked him to san antonio where police arrested him and another woman. plans to monitor oakland through a surveillance camera hub has been delayed for a couple of weeks. the domain awareness center will be a 24/7 surveillance system designed to help the police monitor the city through videocameras. the city council took up the issue last night but didn't vote on it. plenty of opponents spoke out against the plan during yesterday's meeting. >> the reality is that i will never have enough police officers -- because we're trying to get to 900. i only have 600 a day. we'll never be able to fund that level, so we need other tools to monitor some of the activity that's currently happening. >> i'm in favor of things that solve crime but i'm also in favor of things which protect privacy and civil rights and
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such so i'm in favor of a compromise that actually meets those ends. >> if it passes, opponents will sue. lyme disease is more widespread in the bay area. 2% of ticks collected carry the disease and a second bacteria never before found in the bay area. lyme disease has the same symptoms as the flu. it can affect humans and pets. a tech billionaire who wants the golden state split six ways has the go-ahead from the state. supporters can collect the 800,000 signatures needed to put it on the ballot. if approved most of the bay area would be the state of silicon valley. lawmakers would have to sign off on the move but the whole thing is highly unlikely to happen. 5:08. a battle brewing between california olive oil companies and their counterparts overseas. why local manufacturers are
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urging the federal government to step in. >> reporter: our very own paulina edwards takes the ice in sochi, a live report coming up. >> some drizzle showing up, slick on the roads but lots of sunshine coming our way. we'll have he details coming up. >> okay. thank you, lawrence. outside we go checking the commute right now through the altamont pass. the commute is actually already begun, look at that yellow sensors until about north flynn and then driving conditions improve. all right. we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. please ask a question or share a gripe by emailing or you can tweet me at #ewengerkpix and watch to see if your question gets answered on air. ,, through sunday, save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic.
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no one lives at the home we're following breaking news in fremont, where crews are battling a house fire. no one lived at the home on mission boulevard in the area. the first call came in around 4:30 this morning. no one was injured. transportation officials want to know what other problems could be lurking in that new bay bridge. last week caltrans gave everyone a good look at the span that leaks when it rains. we know that now:but this was nearly two months after the agency knew that water was getting in. the metropolitan transportation commission now wants caltrans to provide a list of potential
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problems. the federal government is being pressured to put stricter standards on olive oil. a study suggests 70% of olive oil labeled extra virgin is not. a retailer in berkeley who sells high-end olive oil says the labels on some bottles were misleading. it could be just a cheaper seed oil cut with extra virgin. they are getting a lower grade version that refined that lost health benefits and getting lied to by the industry. >> it hurts the domestic industry. in a couple of hours san jose's own polina edmunds will take to the ice in sochi in the olympics. >> kpix 5's kiet do in san jose at the evergreen area where friends of the teenaged figure skater are gathering for a big viewing part every party and i bet a ton of people will be there. >> reporter: they are not here just yet but we're live at dan's international in
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evergreen valley in south san jose. if her sendoff rally was any indication, then today's watch party is going to be huge. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: our cameras were rolling at archbishop mitty high when she left the bay area a couple of weeks ago. the school was decked out in team polina shirts and american flags. the sophomore is the youngest member of the team. she was on the ice when she was 20 months old started taking lessons at 2 and practices every day at 5 a.m. she got to sochi on hard work. >> i have been working so hard on this for so long, now going to the olympics, so -- >> yeah! >> it's just so exciting to have everybody on my side and it's just a huge boost going to the olympics knowing that i have so many people at home cheering for me. >> reporter: despite all the pressure, polina found time to post a selfie on twitter.
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she said her goal is to skate two clean programs. the event begins at 7 a.m. there are 30 competitors and she is number 12. back to you. >> so she is number 12. so do you know the timing of it all when she is supposed to compete? >> yeah. you know, i was doing the math here. it's a 5 hour event. you got 30 competitors. that's 6 people an hour. so we are thinking she should hit somewhere just before 9:00 this morning our time. >> but tonight when we want to watch, i think we'll be fast -- i think we'll have to watch tomorrow morning. how exciting for her. we wish her all the best. that's great stuff. >> reporter: yeah. this is huge and especially down here in the south bay, everybody is claiming that they are polina edmunds headquarters. >> the entire bay area is behind her. kiet do, thanks. how about some traffic now? that's liz's domain. how are we doing? >> doing okay actually. as far as accidents go, everything is pretty quiet out the door. lawrence will talk more about this but there is some drizzle
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out there. some of the roads are slick. we haven't seen any huge accidents because of it. but again, be careful. this is a live look at traffic coming from marin county southbound 101 in sausalito. everything looks good into san francisco. on city streets they are doing some traffic control. it's mission boulevard and sullivan underpass. there was an earlier two-alarm fire. firefighters in fremont were able to knock it down. but again crews are out there directing traffic. this is in the niles area. the fire first broke out around 4:30 this morning. hey, you can see some of the moisture outside in the dublin cam. all those headlights, it's a little difficult to see, a little hazy and blurry but westbound 580 still moving okay. it's actually at the speed limit right now approaching the dublin interchange. we are seeing a few brake lights if you are coming from the livermore valley and out of the altamont pass. here's a live look at the bay bridge. earlier overnight roadwork should be picked up, good in all lanes through the macarthur
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maze everything looks good, as well. here's a live look at northbound and southbound 880 near the oakland coliseum. these taillights are moving approaching high street everything look good. overnight roadwork is picked up. so far a quick check of your drive times no delay down the eastshore freeway where it's 18 minutes typical stuff for this time of the morning from the carquinez bridge to the maze. bart on time including the downtown san francisco spots. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." for more on your -- what can we call this weather? it's a little wet. >> a little drizzle. >> are you going to make it liz? are you heading to the water machine? >> yes. we are seeing rain outside right now. hi-def doppler radar picking up on some moisture at this time. you can see some of that spreading into the south bay. we have a lot of clouds out there with a weak cold front sliding through but you can see the pockets of drizzle now making their way in near hayward into the south bay near fremont and headed into parts of san jose. so yeah, maybe just a little bit unsettled this morning. not going to be much.
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and then that moves out of town. so we start out with some morning clouds and a little drizzle. going to clear out in a hurry though. if you sleep in, you're going to miss it. then plenty of sunshine into the afternoon but it will be on the breezy side and then more sunshine and much warmer temperatures as we look toward the weekend. high pressure going to be building in right behind that cold front and that's what's going to kick up the winds not afternoon especially along the coastline and through some of the mountain passes. temperatures around the state though not a bad travel day. 69 degrees in fresno. 66 in sacramento. 59 partly cloudy into monterey bay. computer models showing clouds and sprinkles. moving out of town in a murray. by the afternoon plenty of sunshine outside and that's the way it's going to stay for some time to come. these temperatures this afternoon running up into the mid-60s in the south bay, 50s and breezy out toward the coastline. mid-60s in much of the east bay. more sunshine this afternoon inside the bay. 63 in oakland and 61 in san francisco. next couple of days, we'll start to warm up the temperatures. in fact, by this weekend, those numbers running up into the 60s
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and 70s outside. but you know what, guys, enjoy every bit of it. starting to look at some of the long-range computer models. we could be in for a major soaker as we head in toward the middle of next week. >> you could see your lips just kind of flare up with how excited you are. >> very excited about the rain. >> we need it so that's good. >> it could be a whole lot of rain so enjoy the sunshine this weekend with those spring-like temperatures. >> we will. thank you. well, a mom offended by a t- shirt display at a shopping mall has taken drastic action. judy cox of or ram, utah, says the shirts are too sexually suggestive. photographs of women in bikinis are displayed on the shirts. so she spent $567 to buy out the entire stock at the local store. so far she hasn't said what she is going to do with all of those t-shirts. well, that's trending now. also trending guardians. the first full trailer for the guardians of the galaxy movie is finally out. pot pockets, necessary leigh is voluntarily recalling two of its hot pocket products as part
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of a larger recall. ukraine protestors packing into independence square as the standoff between the government and opposition leaders turns deadly there. and [ indiscernible ] the drinking game is sweeping the world on social media. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. a teenager with down syndrome had his dream come true when he signed with an nba team. coming upper, takes the court with his heroes. great story. i'm dennis o'donnell. the giants signed a key player as they begin their full-squad workout today and nothing will make you lose weight like a big payday. we'll check in on spring training coming up.
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it's a little drizzly outside this morning. already seeing a couple of solo spinouts including this one southbound 101 approaching oregon expressway. a full look at traffic and weather. we have it right here every 10
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minutes. good morning, everyone. the giants full squad reported for spring training today yesterday with the first full- squad workout today. someone who has been in scottsdale much longer, pablo sandoval. he lost an estimated 30 pounds! now, the message hit home when his teammates, not the gm or coach, told him to shape up -- >> sometimes we can be like a parent talking to your kids and it goes one ear and out the other. when it comes from your peer, your teammates, you know, it can mean a little bit more. >> and great news here. brandon bell avoided arbitration with the giants by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.9 million. so the baby giraffe is now in the fold. they had to cancel the indiana-iowa game last night because an 8-foot metal beam fell from the ceiling prior to the game. stanford's aaron brite is transfers to saint mary's after he dislocated his shoulder in the fall. he will graduate from stanford in the spring but will play for
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the gaels next season. lebron james had 42 points against dallas. his most since 2012. the heat beat the mavs by 11 points. and congratulations to san jose state. won their first-ever mountain west game against nevada. it was their first win since december 28th. vern glenn is in spring training. he will have reports on tonight at 6:00 and 11:00. have a great day. the play of the day to the philadelphia 76ers after they unveiled a brand-new player last night. >> he is only 18 and for two games, he gets to live out a big dream. >> this is what it's all about. it's much bigger than basketball. >> kevin took to the court last night. he has down syndrome and manages his high school basketball team. he became an internet sensation after he was allowed to play in a school game. he hit four three-pointers in just two minutes for the win. the sixers signed him to a ceremonial two-day contract.
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good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. deadly clashes in ukraine's capital drawing sharp reactions from washington and the european union. the drastic measures the eu may do in order to stop the worst violence ukraine has seen in decades. >> the feds shut down a central
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california slaughterhouse with a history of problems. it affects millions. how it could have a big effect on students nationwide. >> a dying cold front moving through now but not before leaving sprinkles behind. we'll take a closer look with our hi-def doppler radar coming up. >> you can see some of that moisture this morning coming into the dublin interchange on westbound 580 plus the drive time jumped in the last few minutes. we'll tell you why coming up. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, february 19. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 200 passengers on an international flight thought they were going to die after their plane from sfo who hong kong hit severe turbulence. anne makovec is covering the story from sfo. and several people were hurt during the flight. >> reporter: yeah. we are hearing more from the passengers this morning. it was a boeing 747. they say it felt like a roller coaster. they described two minutes of terror. reporter: one people were injured in the flight. people went to the hospital in
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hong kong once the plane finally landed. it was a packed cathay pacific flight headed from sfo to hong kong. the turbulence hit over japan about 8 hours into the flight. these are some of the pictures we found on twitter. passengers said it felt like the plane was spiraling down into freefall describing people being thrown out of their seats and suitcases flying out of overhead bins. here's how one man describes it. >> extremely scary because it was throwing you up and downsideways. quite a few people were thrown up from the seats and a few hit the ceiling of the aircraft. we had a couple of the baggage bins opening up and the bags flying out. >> reporter: this comes just one day after another flight was rocked while in midair. federal authorities are looking into severe turbulence aboard a flight from denver to montana left several people hospitalized. this is all under investigation right now by the japan transport safety board.
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michelle? >> anne, what is the airline saying about this? >> reporter: cathay pacific not saying too much this morning. i saw say tweet from them earlier saying they appreciate everybody's concerns and they are working with authorities trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. >> too bad so many people were hurt. all right, anne makovec, live at sfo, thank you. some breaking news now in fremont. we just learned a morning house fire may have been arson. firefighters knocking down the flames shortly after 5:00 this morning. no one lives at the home. it's on mission boulevard in the niles district area. we just got off the phone with officials who say the home was red-tagged. and they are investigating the fire now as suspicious. nobody was hurt. let's check the weather. i used my windshield wipers this morning once or twice. >> there's not much with this system coming through now. a lot of clouds this morning. we have been picking up light sprinkles and drizzle so the roads are slick. out the door, you can see the system moves through. not much energy left. but by the time it gets here,
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just falling apart. still our hi-def doppler radar has been tracking a couple of light sprinkles into the south bay right now. that seems to be the main focus at this time. you see some of that in toward the san jose area into fremont, all along parts of the peninsula into the santa cruz mountains. likely to see that move through this morning and then begin to taper off and once it does, probably about the middle of the morning we are going to clear out your skies. toward sfo we have clouds and drizzle on the lenses. temperatures mild mainly in the 50s. i think by the afternoon, you got a little breezy in spots especially along the coastline but you will see sunshine there. 50s toward the beaches. 60s inside the bay. but some much warmer weather coming our way too. we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. the roads could impact your drive to work this morning because a lot of them are damp. we can see some of the moisture in some of our camera lens. we just saw this tweet from roberta out in mobile weather this morning saying it is windy, misty, and it is chilly. sole we'll check in with her in a minute. but in the meantime, look at the roads right now heading for the bay bridge toll plaza. very wet. no delays.
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here's a live look at westbound 580 through the livermore valley. and heading into the dublin interchange, we are seeing delays just your usual delays now beginning to build from tracy from 205 and continuing westbound on 580. drive time is jumped to 22 minutes just in the last half hour or so from the altamont pass to 680. once you get past 680 traffic improves. 880 no overnight roadwork so no delay into oakland. eastshore freeway looks good. once again, bart on time. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. these are live pictures from ukraine where thousands of anti-government protestors are holding their ground in kiev's independence square right now. riot police tried to move in with tear gas and water cannons. demonstrators responded with rocks and molotov cocktails. tough situation.
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kpix 5's cate caugiran following the story. this morning's clash was nothing compared to yesterday where at least 25 people were killed. >> reporter: frank the violence is the worst ukraine has seen in decades. right now there is no end in sight to the division between the demonstrators and the government. this morning, the eu called for an emergency meeting to impose sanctions against officials who authorize force to break up the protests. smoke filters the sunlight at independence square after a bloody day in kiev and a night of continued protests. standing behind walls of fire, demonstrators separate themselves from government forces using whatever wood they can find to fan the flames holding shields on what is presumably the front line. >> these people standing here for their future, their lives. >> reporter: among the protestors, cnn's phil black has found these fireworks serve as an improvised weapon. >> these pipes, they use gas to propel fireworks, attached to molotov cocktails to get more distance and bigger bang.
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>> reporter: the makeshift weaponry includes more than just molotov tames. simpler weapons pass up the line, bits of stone ripped from the streets of kiev. ukraine president viktor yanukovych pinned the blame on anti-government groups demanding protestors disentangle themselves from rad col forces provoking bloodshed. months ago yanukovych refused a trade pack with the european union. >> it's all whether they are part of europe or russia. that's what this is all about. >> reporter: for now the talks between the government and opposition leaders remains stalled. the state department has been closely monitoring the situation yesterday. vice president joe biden called ukraine's president viktor yanukovych urging him to end the violence. >> cate, there are some that are blaming the unrest in the ukraine on the united states and the west. how come? >> reporter: the russian foreign ministry is pointing the finger at the u.s. they
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say, what is happening is a direct result of the conniving politics of western politicians and european bodies. >> cate caugiran live for us in the newsroom, thank you. a central california slaughterhouse that supplies beef to schools is shut down by the feds. the meat company in hanford didn't meet cleanliness standards. this is the same facility where this video was taken two years ago. the footage showed abuse of animals. the facility was shut down so the usda could investigate. also, petaluma's rancho feeding corporation slaughterhouse is recalling nearly 9 million pounds of beef. that slaughter haus processed meat from sick animals that didn't go through a full inspection. the recall includes meat possibly sold at walmart, raley's, "food-4-less" and other chains. we have all the information on
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our website,, click on the consumer tab. rodents are running amok at a berkeley park and there is a plan to end it. it's more than just an annoyance. the park sits on top of a former landfill which is covered by clay to contain the methane gas and toxins. the problem is the ground squirrels and gophers like to dig. >> if the squirrels and the gophers should penetrate that clay cap, when it rains water from the former landfill could leach out into the bay. >> berkeley is trying to control squirrels for five years with no luck. now the city has hired a contractor to either trap, remove or possibly kill the rodents. some folks around town oppose that idea. no vote yet on a proposed surveillance hub to monitor the city of oakland. the domain awareness center would be a 24/7 surveillance system designed to help police watch over the city through videocameras. the city council took up the issue last night but delayed
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the vote by two weeks. opponents of the plan are worried about privacy concerns. happening today, supporters of a higher federal minimum wage plan a couple of local rallies. there's one at noon at mountain view city hall plaza and another at 4 p.m. at the larkspur ferry terminal in marin county. this comes after a critical government report saying raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would lift about 900,000 people out of poverty. but at the same time, it might result in a loss of 500,000 jobs. speaking of business, futures trading points right now to a slower start when wall street gets open in about an hour. jill wagner of joins us. >> reporter: good morning. finally it stopped snowing here in new york. yesterday was a mixed day here on wall street. the dow lost nearly 24 points. the nasdaq finished 28 points higher. microsoft is officially launching one drive worldwide.
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it is a cloud storage service that provides one place for all those important photos, videos and documents and on all devices. as part of the launch, microsoft will be giving 100,000 customers an additional 100 gigabytes of complementary storming for a year. some netflix subscribers say they have noticed more spinning wheels as they wait for videos to load. they are not dreaming. the company says that prime time speeds have dropped an average of 14% last month. the slowdown comes amid a standoff between netflix and verizon over fees for streaming content. verizon denies it's doing anything to the speeds. this standoff comes as netflix rolls out its new season of house of cards. not so good news for early risers like us. coffee bean prices are up
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because of dry weather in brazil. traders are paring back their expectations for crops. the price of coffee for may delivery jumped 8%. >> jill, that's just not right. >> not good for us in the morning. >> no way. >> reporter: i'm addicted. >> we all are. "iron man," robert downey, jr., brought him to life? >> reporter: according to military officials a high-tech suit of armor to give soldiers super human ability could be ready to test this summer. they compared to "iron man" the soup hero. special forces could be wearing them by june. >> looking at the picture they look like the guys in halo, the videogame. cool. jill wagner of, thank you.
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well, when it comes to real estate, it's all about three things. location, location, location. >> that's right. in some spots in palo alto, they are outrageously in demand. this home on emerson street has bars on the windows, cracks in the foundation, and not to mention the loud train that runs just across the street. but it just sold for $1. 6 million. another one across the street is in escrow for $1.2 million. the reason, they are blocks from downtown palo alto. >> by the way, cash deals. >> cash deals. >> yeah. yeah. so there you go. someone's got a lot of do re mi. 5:42 now. students at a nevada college have having frequent encounters with wild bears. how experts say the students are making it worse. coming up. >> reporter: it seems like the entire bay area is rooting for our very own polina edmunds set to make her debut on the ice in sochi in a couple of hours. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up.
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competition... at the winter olympics in sochi, russia. k-p-i-x five's kiet do joins live from san jose's ever valley san jose's latest figure skating sensation is about to begin the winter games in sochi, russia. kiet do joins us from evergreen valley in san jose where friends of edmunds are gathering for a viewing party. >> reporter: they put the word out that they are having a
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watch party here in evergreen valley in south san jose. i want you to take a listen here and see what it sounded like at her sendoff party just a couple of weeks ago. pretty wild. our cameras were rolling at archbishop mitty high when she left the bay area. many decked out in team polina shirts and american flags. she is a 15-year-old high school sophomore and the youngest member of the team since tara lipinski in 1998. she was on the ice when she was 20 months, lessons at 2. she practiced six days out of the week and gets on the ice at 5 a.m. every day. her coach said she got to sochi on plain old hard work. >> i have been working so hard on this for so long. now i'm going to the olympics. so -- >> it's so exciting to have everybody on my sign and it's a huge boost going to the
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olympics knowing that i have so many people at home cheering for me. >> get on the ice, it's how you talk to yourself that makes the biggest difference. so you need to be your biggest cheerleader. >> reporter: the last person to talk was the four time olympian kerri walsh giving her expert advice. these are a selfie on twitter. they lighten things up and get on social media before competition. the event begins at 7:00 this morning. she is number 12 out of 30 to take the ice so good luck to her. we're live in san jose. kiet do, kpix 5. >> good luck to her. we're all rooting for her. >> she will hit the ice around 9 a.m. pacific time. i guess she has been working out in austria for a week and a half and got there a couple of days ago. so we shall see. >> very good. i don't know, elizabeth. figure skating is always my favorite. >> i have been waiting for it. let's go out live and show
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you what's going on. we have drizzle our biggest traffic issue outside right now. so heads up if you are starting your morning commute. the roads are a little slick. earlier we saw a couple of spinouts, nothing right now major-ly blocking lanes. we have a stalled big rig that might cause a few delays eastbound approaching greenville and westbound 580. the commute has definitely begun heading into pleasanton and the dublin interchange. san mateo bridge traffic is frozen. frozen this time right now. [ laughter ] >> overall things look good. 13 minutes is actually that drive time leaving hayward toward foster city. if you are a silicon valley commuter, this is what it looks like at 880 and 237. so far no delay around the bend. you can see headlights to zanker road, quiet, in fact 6 minutes to sunnyvale. if you are a marin county driver, we had some better traffic right now on southbound 101 approaching sausalito and
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bay bridge still no metering lights. that's traffic. here's lawrence. i don't know, that was just starting to get fun, liz. i was enjoying that. >> i could have kept going! [ laughter ] >> we have a cold front leaving behind sprinkles and drizzle. let's check out your hi-def doppler radar right now. you can see most of the activity towards san jose. you have some scattered light showers or light sprinkles this morning. that is going to move through rather rapidly this morning. so toward the middle of the day that is long gone. we have a lot of sunshine coming our way. but this morning, also seeing some thick fog developing into santa rosa. visibilities there down to a quarter mile. plenty of sunshine and breezy though by the afternoon. and then more sun and much warmer temperatures to come maybe some numbers up into the low 70s looking toward the weekend. high pressure going to be building in behind this cold front. so the winds are going to be kicking up out along the coastline through some of the mountain passes. traveling around the state doesn't look bad. you will see some 60s into the central valley. high country partly cloudy by
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the afternoon and 49 in lake tahoe. couple of inches of new snow. it's going to clear throughout the day, lots of sunshine coming our way. we have beautiful weather toward the weekend. temperature today 64 san jose, 61 san francisco, 57 breezy pacifica. sunrise 6:54. sunset 5:53. over the next couple of days, a return of sunshine and spring conditions as we look to the weekend. i think as we get toward the middle of next week, though, we could see some good rain headed our way. in mobile weather, roberta gonzales is out live right now at twin peaks. are you seeing some drizzle outside right now? >> reporter: oh, yes. i'm just trying to keep warm this morning. there has been a lot of drizzle out here this morning but right now, the pavement is a little wet but boy, has the weather improved in the last 15 to 20 minutes, lawrence. 20 minutes ago we could not see the bay bridge from twin peaks here in san francisco. let's take a look at the
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current conditions at mobile weather. it is now 48 degrees. the winds at 8 miles per hour but they occasionally blow to 20 miles an hour. that really adds a chill to the air here at twin peaks. i want to give you a little proximity. we are on the north side right now and both these peaks stand about 922 feet tall. they are separated by about 600 feet. usually the western slope gets the fog and wind. the eastern side of the peaks gets more sun. so kind of like the dividing point. there's only one higher point here in san francisco than twin peaks and that's mount davidson at 928 feet. so as you take a look toward the spanning view, the bird's- eye view of the city of san francisco, this is your "hump day"! and this is the worst part of the day as far as today is concerned weather-wise with the windy conditions as the front blows through the area. for more on our local weather,
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all you have to do is visit us online at reporting from twin peaks, trying to stay warm, guys, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. >> i think she is going to do it. [ laughter ] 5:52 right now. students at a nevada college are getting too friendly with the local bear population and they have the photos to prove it. the story straight ahead. ,,,,,,,,,,
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westbound 580 through the altamont pass and the livermore valley. the drive time is already about a half hour. so definitely give yourself some extra time and watch out for slick roads. we'll have a full "kcbs traffic report" coming up. this is a picture of a bear looking for food. the bear problem is so bad in utah that they put a notice out to all students. a fed bear is a dead bear. fish & game kills bears that become accustomed to domestic food. a northern california coffee shop is serving up a drink that has customers buzzing. >> it's called nitro coffee. it looks more like fresh brewed beer. it's even served out of a keg at chocolate fish coffee roasters in east sacramento. it starts with a big batch of iced coffee. >> we throw it in a 5-gallon keg put it under nitrogen for five to six days and then after
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that it's ready to go. >> it is really creamy body that really brings out the sweetness and the fruit acidity in it. >> does look like beer. >> sounds great. >> you end up with iced coffee that drinks more like a south beer. looks like it. it creators say it's so smooth and sweet there is no need for sugar. >> we should judge it. >> let's go to sacramento. >> road trip! it's 5:56. deadly clashes between government and opposition leaders in ukraine continues this morning. the plea from washington as the violence spirals out of control. >> two minutes of terror. when we come back, passengers describe the turbulence on a flight out of sfo th ] oooooh... [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. ensure high protein... fifty percent of your daily value of protein. low fat and five grams of sugars. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge!
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eight people were hurt when a cathay pacific flight from san francisco to hong kong hit strong turbulence as it passed over japan on tuesday. >> extremely scary because it was throwing you up and down sideways. >> ukranian protestors prepare to confront police again in kiev after the bloodiest days since the former soviet republic won its independence. >> these people standing here for their future, their lives. >> 15-year-old polina edmunds of san jose makes her olympic debut this morning. >> nervous because i want to skate well, but i'm just excited to go and show everyone what i can do. [ chanting ] >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning" captions by: caption colorado your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00.


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